Marketing that kills babies: why I support the Nestle boycott

The Nestle Corporation, world’s leading manufacturer of infant formula, aggressively markets its artificial formula in third world countries despite knowing that mothers lack clean water, money to purchase enough formula to sustain life, kitchen facilities to sterilize bottles and equipment, or even an ability to read basic product preparation instructions.  Over 1.5 million babies die every year directly due to unsafe bottle feeding.

Watch this compelling video set to the Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter – and then please take action.

You can do something to stop what Nestlé is doing to the poorest of the poor.

Join the consumer boycott today.  Don’t buy these Nestlé products:

Beverages: Coffee: Nescafé, Taster’s Choice, Ricore, Ricoffy, Nespresso, Bonka, Zoégas, Loumidis; Water: Nestlé PURE LIFE, Nestlé Aquarel, Perrier, Evian, Montclair, Vittel, Contrex, San Pellegrino, Acqua Panna, Levissima, Vera, Viladrau, Arrowhead, Poland Spring, Santa Maria, La Vie, Deer Park, Al Manhal, Ozarka, Hepar, Aberfoyle; Other Beverages: Nestea, Nesquik, Nescau, Milo, Carnation, Libby’s, Caro.

Shelf-Stable Dairy Products: Coffee-mate, Nestlé, Nido, Nespray, Ninho, Carnation, Milkmaid, La Lechera, Moca, Klim, Gloria, Svelty, Molico, Nestle Omega Plus, Bear Brand, LC1, Chmyto, La Laitiere, Sveltesse, Yoco.

Breakfast Cereals: Cheerios, Cinnamon Grahams, Golden Grahams, Shreddies, Shredded Wheat, Trix, Carnation Instant Breakfast, Nestlé, Nestlé Quik.

Infant Foods: Nestlé (this includes Good Start, SMA, Follow-Up, Follow-Up Soy, Alsoy, Nursoy, Nestlé Baby Cereal), Nan, Lactogen, Beba, Nestogen, Cérélac, Neslac, Nestum, Guigoz.

Performance Nutrition: PowerBars.

Lifestyle & Health Care: Jenny Craig, Nutren, Peptamen, Modulen.

Culinary and Frozen Products: Maggi, Buitoni, Thomy, Winiary, Stouffer’s, Lean Cuisine, Lean Pockets, Hot Pockets.

Ice Cream: Nestlé, Nestlé drumsticks, Haagen Dasz, Frisco, Motta, Camy, Savory, Peters, Movenpick.

Chocolate, Confectionary, and Biscuits: Nestlé, Crunch, Cailler, Galak/Milkybar, Oh Henry, KitKat (except in the U.S. where Kit Kat is made by Hershey’s), Quality Street, Smarties, Coffee Crisp, Baci, Willy Wonka, Runts, Goobers, Nibs, After Eight, Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Lion, Aero, Polo, Frutips, Big Turk, Turtles, Yorkie, Chips Ahoy, Toll House.

Pet Care: Friskies, Fancy Feast, Alpo, Mighty Dog ,Gourmet, Mon Petit, Felix, Purina Dog Chow, Pro Plan, ONE, Beneful, Tidy Cats.

Pharmaceutical Products: Alcon, Galderma.

Cosmetics: L’Oreal, Laboratoires Innéov, Maybelline, Garnier, Lancome, Biotherm, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Guy Laroche, Matrix, Redken.

These are Nestlé’s main brand names.  Some of their products have different individual names but most of them fall under these brand categories. The company is constantly buying and selling brands, however, so when in doubt, check the product’s label.  Often, the Nestlé logo will not appear, but usually the Nestlé name can be found in the fine print.

Please stop buying Nestlé.

Learn more about this company.  Forward this to your family and friends.

14 thoughts on “Marketing that kills babies: why I support the Nestle boycott

  1. Thank you so much for this.

    This shocking issue is profoundly disturbing yet so important for all consumers to find out about this. In spite of international condemnation and clear warnings from UNICEF and other agencies, Nestle is back at it, aggressively marketing infant formula to those who have no access to clean water or sterilization techniques, who have no money to continue buying Nestle formula once the free samples given to them in maternity clinics run out, who are known to actually mix flour and water together to make the baby’s bottle look as if it contains the Nestle formula they can no longer afford to purchase.

    Nestle is thumbing their noses at wealthy first world countries and trusting that we won’t get too excited because it’s only those little brown babies that are dying far, far away.

    I urge your readers to forward this link to every mother (and father) you know. Consumer boycotts work because they speak the only language companies like Nestle understand: the bottom line.

    We CAN make a difference, one person at a time.

  2. Nestle’s ongoing flaunting of international sanctions and all demands to cease their immoral marketing tactics with the “poorest of the poor” just show how this company’s focus on profits overrides any other factor. If we wealthy nations do not step up to the plate and shake them up by forcing this consumer boycott upon them, these criminals will continue to laugh all the way to the bank, the blood of these babies on their greedy hands.

    Thank you for this important reminder to BOYCOTT ALL NESTLE PRODUCTS.
    Dan Maye

    • I agree Dan. But Nestle is already thumbing their noses at consumers. After the first Nestle boycott was finally resolved (the most successful consumer boycott in history) the company promised to smarten up and abide by the UN code of conduct, but instead they just waited a suitable length of time for the world media spotlight to drift elsewhere, and then quietly started up their old tricks as if they honestly believed they could get away with it. Without this renewed consumer boycott, Nestle’s sense of entitlement will just continue unabated.

    • Dan, it’s not enough just to say ‘don’t buy nestle’. We have to look over this list and identify nestle brands. Jenny craig, power bars, who knew? Memorize the list before you go shopping. Thanks for this heads up, Carolyn..

  3. Shocking and despicable. You are right – hitting them in the bank balance is the only way to stop this kind of greed. It may seem a small thing for one person to stop buying Nestle products, but one by one, if enough of us band together it will impact their bottom line and get their attention. It is the very least we can do.

    • “…It is the very least we can do…” You are so right. It is absolutely no effort at all to check labels and just refuse to support Nestle by buying their products. Easy.

  4. i hadn’t ever heard of this boycott or what Nestle is up to in the 3rd world until now. I urge your visitors to read the link you’ve shown here for more background on this hateful story of corporate greed. DON’T BUY NESTLE —

  5. alrite guys, i think you have taken this way 2 far.
    can we not just let them get on with it
    after all they do have some nice products?

    • Mother’s Breast Milk is the Best Gold Standard for Infant Feeding.

      But on Certain Medical Conditions, Where Breast Feeding is not possible, and where Infant Formulas are recommended by Doctors – There should be no Categorization & Discrimination of Rich (Affordable) & Poor( Non Affordable)- Like NESTLE has Nan-1 ( Closer to Breast Milk, with Whey: Caesin Ratio 60:40) for Rich, and Lactogen-1 & Nestogen-1 ( Closer to Cow’s Milk, with Whey: Caesin Ratio 18:82) For Poor.

      Infant Formulas closer to Cow’s Milk is something which is very illogical.

      If Eye Vision is the Best, But on certain medical defects of the eye, one has to use artificial Number Glasses- It has to be only one Corrected Number Category which is closest to the Eye Vision. And it will be illogical to have Categorization like One Closest Correct Specks Number for the Affordable Rich & Non Correct Specks Number for the poor non affordable.

      Similarly, when Breast Milk is the best & on certain medical conditions, where breast feeding is not possible & infant formulas are being recommended- IT HAS TO BE ONLY ONE CATEGORY WHICH IS CLOSEST TO THE BREAST MILK – FOR AFFORDABLE, AS WELL AS NON AFFORDABLE.

      It is illogical in first instance to have Categorization & Discrimination in Infant Formulas, and have Formulas Closer to Cow’s Milk.
      Similarly, Many Brands are available in India Market with Infant Formulas closer to Cow’s Milk, like Dexolac-1, Lactodex-1, etc.

  6. It’s simple: there are so many alternatives to Nestle products out there – find them and buy them and leave Nestle stuff on the shelves where they belong.

  7. I think in the West we also fail to notice the aggressive advertising thats killing OUR kids too. This is not just a 3rd world issue! Here in Australia, we have adverts for Milo Chocolate cereal which suggest eating the cereal will help your child do better at school by targeting the “fuzzies” – honestly!

    We also have an ad for toddler formula which is supposed to be only a last resort recommended by a Dr for children that are not thriving and refuse to eat. Instead, they make claims that Nestle formulas will make your child smarter, healthier (they use images of an under 2 toilet training) and happier (dubbed over giggling baby noises).

    Its nauseating. Especially as we know formula use is a risk factor for obesity, cancers, diabetes, allergies etc etc and now the authorities are finally starting to admit a link with SIDS. Shame shame shame!

    I had no ideas Peters and Haagen Daaz were Nestle. Two more brands off my shopping list.

  8. rural or urban area ,talking about .. A lot of chance by operate and in the day ,mother ,3 or 4 days not to able to own breastmilk then how to give milk to be require for babies? And why to say avoid nestle product?

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